UPDATE: Tobacco 21 Law

Across the country many municipalities and states have passed laws raising the legal smoking age to 21.    Raising the minimum age to 21 to purchase and/or use tobacco products is a promising strategy to reduce smoking and other tobacco use among youth.  California and Hawaii have both passed laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to…

BAT Acquires Reynolds American

Merger creates a stronger global tobacco and ‘Next Generation Products’ company NACS Online British American Tobacco (BAT) and Reynolds American Inc. have agreed to an offer for BAT to acquire the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds it does not already own. According to a press release, the merger will create a stronger global tobacco and Next…

Final Snap Rule Compliance Guide Available

NACS members may access the retailer resource, prepared by association counsel NACS Online On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published its final rule, changing the eligibility requirements for retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The final rule makes some changes that were necessary…

USDA Finalizes EBT Cards Photo Rule

Agency heeds NACS comments to protect access for SNAP beneficiaries NACS Online Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its final rule for those states who are seeking to require photos on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In its rulemaking, the agency sets implementation requirements for…